Sending a letter - print output... not quite as imagined


#1

Hi there,

First of all - total beginner [wave] - please be gentle.

At the “Sending a letter” exercise, I’ve put in the code below - when I run it, I get this printed out:

<function get_letter_grade at 0x7f0d824e1ed8>

It still gives me the OK when running it and I can proceed to the next lesson, but something is obviously wrong and I can’t pinpoint what.

Help, please?

Much obliged!

lloyd = {
  "name": "Lloyd",
  "homework": [90.0, 97.0, 75.0, 92.0],
  "quizzes": [88.0, 40.0, 94.0],
  "tests": [75.0, 90.0]
}
alice = {
  "name": "Alice",
  "homework": [100.0, 92.0, 98.0, 100.0],
  "quizzes": [82.0, 83.0, 91.0],
  "tests": [89.0, 97.0]
}
tyler = {
  "name": "Tyler",
  "homework": [0.0, 87.0, 75.0, 22.0],
  "quizzes": [0.0, 75.0, 78.0],
  "tests": [100.0, 100.0]
}

# Add your function below!
def average(numbers):
  total = sum(numbers)
  total = float(total)
  total = total / len(numbers)
  return total

def get_average(student):
  homework = average(student["homework"])
  quizzes = average(student["quizzes"])
  tests = average(student["tests"])
  return 0.1 * homework + 0.3 * quizzes + \
  0.6 * tests
  
def get_letter_grade(score):
  if score >= 90:
    return "A"
  elif score >= 80:
    return "B"
  elif score >=70:
    return "C"
  elif score>= 60:
    return "D"
  else:
    return "F"
  
get_letter_grade(get_average(lloyd))
print get_letter_grade

#2

Hi @textcoder60039,

This statement calls the function, but does not print the result …

get_letter_grade(get_average(lloyd))

This statement displays only a reference to the function because it does not call it …

print get_letter_grade

Your output …

<function get_letter_grade at 0x7f0d824e1ed8>

Combine the two statements into a single one that both calls the function and prints the result.


#3

Hi @appylpye,

Oooooh. Yeah, it was staring me in the face, wasn’t it? :slight_smile:

Thanks for the quick reply!


#4